Custom Pushblock Safer for Small Pieces
I needed to chamfer the edges of a small block of wood to make a decorative post cap. But when I tried to use my regular pushstick, the tablesaw blade twisted the block away from the fence, gouging the workpiece beyond repair.
To keep the workpiece under control, I built a custom pushblock from 2x4 scrap as shown at left. By cutting a notch in the scrap to fit the workpiece, the pushblock holds the work firmly when making the cut and prevents the saw blade from twisting and pulling the stock away from the fence.
—Richard Rosencrans, Cody, Wyo.